News for 4/12/13

Sexual Assault Walk

 A group of male Penn State Students marched along Pollock Road in women’s shoes yesterday to show support for survivors of sexual violence.The annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event is organized each year by the Men Against Violence organization on campus.

 The event is in its third year and Dylan Howser, the co-advisor for the group, told the Centre Daily Times that they plan to hold the event well into the future.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

 Sexual Assault Awareness week continues in Happy Valley today with a “Rock Against Rape” Battle of the Bands concert.The event will be held on Heister Street from 3-7. The Concert will benefit the Centre County Women’s Resource Center.

Franco

 Former Penn State and Steelers great Franco Harris will receive the first ever Special Olympics Pennsylvania Community Hero Award in conjunction with the fourth annual Beaver Stadium 5K Run and Family Fun Walk that is held the Sunday of Blue-White Weekend.The award, which will be presented the day prior during a VIP reception, is given to a member of the Penn State football family who has shown support and generosity to Special Olympics and/or the community as a whole.Harris is one of nine members of the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania Executive Advisory Board.

EITC

With the tax deadline on Monday, U.S. Senator Bob Casey is raising awareness of the Earned Income Tax Credit. Senator Casey says the credit not only helps the low income, working families that receive it, but the entire state.Around 900,000 Pennsylvanians receive the E-I-T-C, with average family netting around $2000, but according to Radio Pa’s Matt Paul, 20% of eligible recipients don’t claim it.

Autism Run/Walk

 The Autism Speaks Foundation will be holding a 5K Run and 3K Walk tomorrow. The start/finish line will be in the 200 block of South Allen Street near the State College Municipal Building.The route which includes part of South Allen Street, Old Boalsburg Road, Ellen Avenue, William Street, Bradley Avenue and South Garner Street will be closed to traffic during the event which begins at noon.

 South Allen Street, from the entrance to Schlow Library to Foster Avenue, will be closed until 4pm. The entrance to the Library will remain open. The Allen Street Municipal Parking Lot will be closed beginning at 6am.   

Hunters Bill

 Two state lawmakers are looking to introduce a bill that would protect landowners who permit hunting on their properties.State Representatives Neal Goodman and Doyle Heffley’s bill would ensure that property owners are not to blame for hunting violations committed by those given permission to hunt on their lands. Goodman hopes the bipartisan bill will provide hunters with more opportunities.